2001-02...Finished season second on the team in scoring with 11.1 points per game...Named to the MAAC Tournament Team after averaging 11.8 points and 8.3 assists in four Siena wins...Played in 34 games starting the last 23 he played in...Averaged 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game...Tops on squad with 41 steals...Shot 43% from the floor and 31% from three-point range...Second on the team in free-throw shooting percentage (81.4%)...Registered career-highs with 31 points and nine rebounds while shooting 12-16 from the field and 2-2 from three-point range in NCAA Opening Round win over Alcorn State in Dayton, Ohio (3/12)...Registered double-figures in 17 games...Scored 20 or more points on four occasions including 30 in home win over Rider (1/5)...Led the Saints in scoring five times.
2000-01?Appeared in all 31 contests, making two starts?Averaged 7.8 points and 2.4 rebounds per game?Scored in double figures in 10 contests including the first five games of the season?Led team with 37 steals?Second on squad with 13 blocked shots?Averaged 20 minutes of playing time per game and shot 44% from the field?Enjoyed finest game of his season against Hawaii-Pacific (11/25), dropping a career-best 21 points, while connecting on 8-of-9 shots from the floor...He then equaled that point total the next day against Duquesne?Against Rider (2/11) Karangwa was recognized as Player of the Game after reaching double figures for the 10th time of the season.
1999-00...Saw action in 32 games, logging 275 minutes... Honored as MAAC Rookie of the Week (12/13/99), following back-to-back solid performances against Colgate and George Washington...Reached double figures in scoring three times... Tallied 13 points and dished out four assists in win over Loyola (2/10/00)...Ended season second on team in three-point field goal percentage, connecting on 14-31 attempts (47.1%)...Averaged 18.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 4.9 assists per 40 minutes.
IN HIGH SCHOOL...Played at Antoine St.-Exupery before taking his talents to Dawson College, where he played two seasons... While at Dawson, he was named Athlete of the Year both seasons ...During his senior year, he was tabbed Quebec Player of the Year...Received 11 MVP awards during two years of prep school.
PERSONAL...Born on May 17, 1978 in Bujumbura, Burundi... The son of Antoinette Mukazanlamba...Can speak five languages (English, Spanish, French, the dialect of his native Burundi and Creole)... Enjoys watching movies and reading...Major is Sociology.
The Prosper Karangwa File
The best player I ever played against was: Steve Nash, Peja Stojakovic
My greatest moment in sports was: Making the Canadian National Team
The most memorable game was: Scoring 31 points in the NCAA Tournament Opening Round game
If I didn't play basketball, I would be: A dancer
My best Siena basketball moment was: Going to the NCAA Tournament
If I could have one TV sports announcer call my best play, it would be: Gus Johnson
My favorite aspect of Coach Lanier is: His ability to talk with people
My idol is: My mother
When I played basketball as a kid, I pretended to be: Scottie Pippen
If I could have dinner with any person in the world it would be: Michael Jordan
The thing I like most about Albany is: College Life
My favorite aspect of making the NCAA Tournament was: Being in the national spotlight
My favorite food is: West India Food
My favorite book is: Soul Influence
My favorite class at Siena is: Acting
My advice to children is: Listen to your parents or guardian If I could change one aspect of my game, it would be: I would be more focused
If I had three wishes, I would wish for: 1. World Peace 2. Live a good life 3. Make the NBA
The most important lesson playing college basketball has taught me is: Hard work
My preseason MVP is: Myself
My preseason team surprise is: Big Buhrm (Michael Buhrman)
KARANGWA'S CAREER STATISTICS